While we were away on our foggy holiday in north Norfolk we made a trip to Amazona Zoo in Cromer where I completely and utterly fell in love with the baby mara.
The Patagonian mara are funny little things. They seem like a sort of rabbit, sort of deer cross (wouldn’t want to think about that too much). They wander the zoo freely and the first time we visited I remember thinking they had escaped and looking around for someone to alert. As no one else seemed that bothered we just carried on.
Aren’t they gorgeous? They were attracting a lot of attention.
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Foxley Wood provided something for everyone yesterday – my first (second and third) butterfly spot of the year, some sunshine for Mark and many muddy puddles (and the odd stick) for Freya.
I was so excited to see butterflies again. As well as the comma we also saw a peacock and lots of very vibrant brimstones, which looked like they were glowing they were so bright (not a single one would stop for a photo).
Luckily this beetle was happy to pose.
Best afternoon ever!
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Before I set eyes on Oxburgh Hall, I was captivated by the church next door, which I saw from the road.
My initial thought about St John the Evangelist was that it looked like a ruin but actually that’s not the case. Apparently, in 1948, its tower and spire collapsed into the south side of the nave. The nave was not rebuilt and remains gloriously open to the elements.
The rest of the church does have a roof, although last November someone stole the lead from the chapel, which means “when it rains outside; it rains inside”, according to the sign. It’s distressing to see the water damage and the floor is lined with buckets to catch the drips (we left a donation to help the appeal to fund repairs).
One of the things the church is famous for is its terracotta tombs. I didn’t know anything about them before we arrived so they were quite a surprise.
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